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Arms Dealer to Stand Trial in U.S.

By Joe Palazzolo | August 20, 2022 |

A Thai appellate court on Friday cleared the way for the extradition of the Viktor Bout, known as the Merchant of Death.

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Arms Dealer to Stand Trial In U.S.

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"We regret what in my view is an illegal political position taken by the appellate court in Thailand." -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov